Review Roundup & Pylon

It’s time for another review roundup. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot give their opinions on new records by AC/DC, Beabadoobee and more. Plus, a conversation with members of the Georgia post-punk band Pylon. 

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Power Up AC/DC


Jim and Greg review the unexpected new album by rock legends AC/DC, Power Up.

Cuttin' Grass, Vol. 1: The Butcher Shoppe Sessions Sturgill Simpson


Sturgill Simpson is continuing to evolve as a musician, this time making a bluegrass album filled with covers of his own songs. It's called Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 1: The Butcher Shoppe Sessions.

Fake It, Flowers beabadoobee

beabadoobee Fake It Flowers Apple Music Up Next Film Edition)

The hosts review the debut album from British singer-songwriter  beabadoobee, Fake It, Flowers. She channels some '90s  alternative rock vibes for the TikTok era.

Private Lives Low Cut Connie

Low Cut Connie Private Lives

Adam Weiner's band Low Cut Connie is back with another record, Private Lives, where he talks frankly about 2020 in his signature Jerry Lee Lewis-esque style.


Pylon came and went about 40 years ago. All they did was help build a scene in Athens, Ga., in the late ‘70s, hot on the heels of the B-52’s but before R.E.M. got rolling. The four University of Georgia art students released a handful of recordings, including two albums, filled with jagged-edge post-punk songs you could dance to.

And then they quietly called it a night, destined to be an obscure if important footnote at a key moment in music history. A new box preserves the legacy, the rare band that didn’t release a single throwaway. It could be argued that Pylon pulled the plug too soon, but Jim and Greg are grateful for what they left behind. It’s never too late to fall in love, again, with a great band.

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